Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity

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"An informative and moving book that raises profound issues regarding the nature of love, the value of human life, and the future of humanity."--"Kirkus", starred review

"In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon reminds us that nothing is more powerful in a child's development than the love of a parent. This remarkable new book introduces us to mothers and fathers across America--many in circumstances the rest of us can hardly imagine--who are making their children feel special, no matter what challenges come their way."--President Bill Clinton

"Deeply moving..."--Lisa Zeidner ""The Washington Post" "

"Deeply moving..."--Lisa Zeidner "The Washington Post "

"A careful, subtle, and surprising book."--Nathan Heller "The New Yorker "

"Deeply moving..."

"A careful, subtle, and surprising book."

"It's a book everyone should read and there's no one who wouldn't be a more imaginative and understanding parent--or human being--for having done so."--Julie Myerson "The New York Times Book Review "

"Solomon is a storyteller of great intimacy and ease...He approaches each family's story thoughtfully, respectfully...Bringing together their voices, Solomon creates something of enduring warmth and beauty: a quilt, a choir."--Kate Tuttle "The Boston Globe "

"Solomon's first chapter, entitled 'Son, ' is as masterly a piece of writing as I've come across all year. It combines his own story with a taut and elegant precis of this book's arguments. It is required reading...This is a book that shoots arrow after arrow into your heart."--Dwight Garner "The New York Times "

"A brave, beautiful book that will expand your humanity."--Anne Leslie "PEOPLE "

"[Far from the Tree"] is a masterpiece of non-fiction, the culmination of a decade's worth of research and writing, and it should be required reading for psychologists, teachers, and above all, parents...A bold and unambiguous call to redefine how we view difference...A stunning work of scholarship and compassion."--Carmela Ciuraru "USA Today "

"A book of extraordinary ambition...Part journalist, part psychology researcher, part sympathetic listener, Solomon's true talent is a geographic one: he maps the strange terrain of the human struggle that is parenting."--Brook Wilensky-Lanford "The San Francisco Cronicle "

"Monumental...Solomon has an extraordinary gift for finding his way into the relatively hermetic communities that form around conditions...and gaining the confidence of the natives."--Lev Grossman "TIME "

In "Far from the Tree", Andrew Solomon reminds us that nothing is more powerful in a child s development than the love of a parent. This remarkable new book introduces us to mothers and fathers across America many in circumstances the rest of us can hardly imagine who are making their children feel special, no matter what challenges come their way. --President Bill Clinton

"Far from the Tree" is fundamentally about the bonds and burdens of family, and it's a huge valentine to those who embrace the challenge of raising children who are in some way not what they had hoped for."--Virginia Vitzthum "ELLE "

"Solomon has found remarkable fonts of love and kindness in the mothers and fathers of children afflicted with severe problems, and he captures their lives in one touching anecdote after another."--Paul McHugh "The Wall Street Journal "

"A raucous, joyful tribute that exalts all parents who love their alien offspring with molten force."--Ann Bauer "Minneapolis Star-Tribune "

"Solomon is a superb writer...[Far from the Tree"] is the author's "Song of Myself," a book containing multitudes. It is a gorgeous, necessary, ambitious book."--George Estreich "The Oregonian "

"Solomon treats his subjects with great empathy."--Rachel Wexelbaum "Lambda Literary Review "

"Deeply profound...[A] brilliant tome."--Kristen Kemp "Parents magazine "

"A behemoth worth every one of its 976 pages."--Amy Boaz "Publishers Weekly "

"[These] stories are entirely unpredictable and offer us the full range of human experience--not only the horror but also the astonishing beauty--and in the end a Shakespearean sense that we are such stuff as dreams are made of."--Judith Newman "More "

"In "Far from the Tree", Andrew Solomon reminds us that nothing is more powerful in a child's development than the love of a parent. This remarkable new book introduces us to mothers and fathers across America--many in circumstances the rest of us can hardly imagine--who are making their children feel special, no matter what challenges come their way."--President Bill Clinton

"Far-reaching, original, fascinating--Andrew Solomon's investigation of many of the most intense challenges that parenthood can bring compels us all to reexamine how we understand human difference. Perhaps the greatest gift of this monumental book, full of facts and full of feelings, is that it constantly makes one think, and think again."--Philip Gourevitch, author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families

""Far from the Tree" is a landmark, revolutionary book. It frames an area of inquiry--difference between parents and children--that many of us have experienced in our own lives without ever considering it as a phenomenon. Andrew Solomon plumbs his topic thoroughly, humanely, and in a compulsively readable style that makes the book as entertaining as it is illuminating."--Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad

"In "Far from the Tree," Andrew Solomon reminds us that nothing is more powerful in a child's development than the love of a parent. This remarkable new book introduces us to mothers and fathers across America--many in circumstances the rest of us can hardly imagine--who are making their children feel special, no matter what challenges come their way."--President Bill Clinton

It s a book everyone should read and there s no one who wouldn t be a more imaginative and understanding parent or human being for having done so. --Julie Myerson "The New York Times Book Review ""

Solomon is a storyteller of great intimacy and ease He approaches each family s story thoughtfully, respectfully Bringing together their voices, Solomon creates something of enduring warmth and beauty: a quilt, a choir. --Kate Tuttle "The Boston Globe ""

Solomon s first chapter, entitled Son, is as masterly a piece of writing as I ve come across all year. It combines his own story with a taut and elegant precis of this book s arguments. It is required reading This is a book that shoots arrow after arrow into your heart. --Dwight Garner "The New York Times ""

A brave, beautiful book that will expand your humanity. --Anne Leslie "PEOPLE ""

[Far from the Tree"] is a masterpiece of non-fiction, the culmination of a decade s worth of research and writing, and it should be required reading for psychologists, teachers, and above all, parents A bold and unambiguous call to redefine how we view difference A stunning work of scholarship and compassion. --Carmela Ciuraru "USA Today ""

Deeply moving --Lisa Zeidner "The Washington Post ""

A book of extraordinary ambition Part journalist, part psychology researcher, part sympathetic listener, Solomon s true talent is a geographic one: he maps the strange terrain of the human struggle that is parenting. --Brook Wilensky-Lanford "The San Francisco Cronicle ""

Monumental Solomon has an extraordinary gift for finding his way into the relatively hermetic communities that form around conditions and gaining the confidence of the natives. --Lev Grossman "TIME ""

Masterfully written and brilliantly researched Far from the Tree" stands apart from the countless memoirs and manuals about special needs parenting published in the last couple of decades. --Tina Calabro "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ""

A careful, subtle, and surprising book. --Nathan Heller "The New Yorker ""

Far from the Tree" is fundamentally about the bonds and burdens of family, and it s a huge valentine to those who embrace the challenge of raising children who are in some way not what they had hoped for. --Virginia Vitzthum "ELLE ""

Solomon has found remarkable fonts of love and kindness in the mothers and fathers of children afflicted with severe problems, and he captures their lives in one touching anecdote after another. --Paul McHugh "The Wall Street Journal ""

A raucous, joyful tribute that exalts all parents who love their alien offspring with molten force. --Ann Bauer "Minneapolis Star-Tribune ""

Solomon is a superb writer [Far from the Tree"] is the author s Song of Myself, a book containing multitudes. It is a gorgeous, necessary, ambitious book. --George Estreich "The Oregonian ""

Solomon treats his subjects with great empathy. --Rachel Wexelbaum "Lambda Literary Review ""

Deeply profound [A] brilliant tome. --Kristen Kemp "Parents magazine ""

A behemoth worth every one of its 976 pages. --Amy Boaz "Publishers Weekly ""

[These] stories are entirely unpredictable and offer us the full range of human experience not only the horror but also the astonishing beauty and in the end a Shakespearean sense that we are such stuff as dreams are made of. --Judith Newman "More ""

In "Far from the Tree," Andrew Solomon reminds us that nothing is more powerful in a child s development than the love of a parent. This remarkable new book introduces us to mothers and fathers across America many in circumstances the rest of us can hardly imagine who are making their children feel special, no matter what challenges come their way. --President Bill Clinton"

Far-reaching, original, fascinating Andrew Solomon's investigation of many of the most intense challenges that parenthood can bring compels us all to reexamine how we understand human difference. Perhaps the greatest gift of this monumental book, full of facts and full of feelings, is that it constantly makes one think, and think again. --Philip Gourevitch, author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families"

"Far from the Tree" is a landmark, revolutionary book. It frames an area of inquiry difference between parents and children that many of us have experienced in our own lives without ever considering it as a phenomenon. Andrew Solomon plumbs his topic thoroughly, humanely, and in a compulsively readable style that makes the book as entertaining as it is illuminating. --Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad"

[ Far from the Tree] is a masterpiece of non-fiction, the culmination of a decade s worth of research and writing, and it should be required reading for psychologists, teachers, and above all, parents A bold and unambiguous call to redefine how we view difference A stunning work of scholarship and compassion. --Carmela Ciuraru "USA Today ""

Masterfully written and brilliantly researched Far from the Tree stands apart from the countless memoirs and manuals about special needs parenting published in the last couple of decades. --Tina Calabro "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ""

Far from the Tree is fundamentally about the bonds and burdens of family, and it s a huge valentine to those who embrace the challenge of raising children who are in some way not what they had hoped for. --Virginia Vitzthum "ELLE ""

Solomon is a superb writer [ Far from the Tree] is the author s Song of Myself, a book containing multitudes. It is a gorgeous, necessary, ambitious book. --George Estreich "The Oregonian ""

In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon reminds us that nothing is more powerful in a child s development than the love of a parent. This remarkable new book introduces us to mothers and fathers across America many in circumstances the rest of us can hardly imagine who are making their children feel special, no matter what challenges come their way. --President Bill Clinton"

Solomon, a highly original student of human behavior, has written an intellectual history that lays the foundation for a 21st century Psychological Bill of Rights. In addition to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness on the basis of race and religion, this Bill extends inalienable rights of psychological acceptance to people on the basis of their identity. He provides us with an unrivalled educational experience about identity groups in our society, an experience that is filled with insight, empathy and intelligence. We also discover the redefining, self-restructuring nature that caring for a child produces in parents, no matter how unusual or disabled the child is. Reading Far from the Tree is a mind-opening experience. --Eric Kandel, author of The Age of Insight and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine"

Andrew Solomon has written a brave and ambitious work, bringing together science, culture and a powerful empathy. Solomon tells us that we have more in common with each other even with those who seem anything but normal than we would ever have imagined. --Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point"

Far from the Tree is a landmark, revolutionary book. It frames an area of inquiry difference between parents and children that many of us have experienced in our own lives without ever considering it as a phenomenon. Andrew Solomon plumbs his topic thoroughly, humanely, and in a compulsively readable style that makes the book as entertaining as it is illuminating. --Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad"

"[ Far from the Tree] is a masterpiece of non-fiction, the culmination of a decade's worth of research and writing, and it should be required reading for psychologists, teachers, and above all, parents...A bold and unambiguous call to redefine how we view difference...A stunning work of scholarship and compassion."--Carmela Ciuraru "USA Today "

"Masterfully written and brilliantly re...

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From the National Book Award-winning author of the "brave...deeply humane...open-minded, critically informed, and poetic" (The New York Times) The Noonday Demon, comes a book about the consequences of extreme personal and cultural differences between parents and children.
From the National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.
Solomon's startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, as are the triumphs of love Solomon documents in every chapter.
All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent parents should accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves. Drawing on forty thousand pages of interview transcripts with more than three hundred families, Solomon mines the eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges. Whether considering prenatal screening for genetic disorders, cochlear implants for the deaf, or gender reassignment surgery for transgender people, Solomon narrates a universal struggle toward compassion. Many families grow closer through caring for a challenging child; most discover supportive communities of others similarly affected; some are inspired to become advocates and activists, celebrating the very conditions they once feared. Woven into their courageous and affirming stories is Solomon's journey to accepting his own identity, which culminated in his midlife decision, influenced by this research, to become a parent.
Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original thinker, Far from the Tree explores themes of generosity, acceptance, and tolerance--all rooted in the insight that love can transcend every prejudice. This crucial and revelatory book expands our definition of what it is to be human.

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